2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant and 2019 Student Mentor

Home Department: Computational Biology
Mentor: Anson Lee, Cardiothoracic Surgery

2018 Research Project: The focus of Cody’s project is to develop algorithms that give insight into the mechanism of post-operative atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat). These algorithms will identify premature atrial contractions and the Photo of undergraduate student Cody Carlton sitting at a desk, holding a small device with numerous attachments, which is showing a heartbeat EKG-like reading on a computer monitor behind him.onset of atrial fibrillation, and detect other heart rhythm anomalies using data that has not been measured by current medical devices. These insights will help us guide our treatment and prevention of post-operative atrial fibrillation.

2019 Research Project: The goal of Cody’s research is to develop a novel surgical tool that can precisely identify and treat sites of arrhythmia in patients. This surgical tool will be used to guide treatment of atrial fibrillation in order to reduce the debilitating occurrence of these dangerous heart rhythms.